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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A lightly sparkling, crisply effervescent cider made with traditional English bittersweet cider apples sourced in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire. Dark straw in appearance with a semi-brililant richness. The slight brettanomyces arome lends to an almost traditional farmhouse cider bouquet. Soft, subtle natural apple sweetness up front, brett and tannins mid palate move in to a slightly woody dry lingering finish.


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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Can. Iím thinking this may be better on tap or in a bottle. Funny metallic nose and taste almost ruin this. Nice darker yellow with no head. Decent enough apple nose. Flavor is of dry and slightly (SLIGHTLY!) tart apples. But.......! There is an odd medicinal taste that you canít shake. Sort of tastes like a Band-Aid smells if you get my drift. The metallic flavor also is a deal breaker. Try this on drought or bottle if you can, avoid the can.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Clear dark golden with no head. Musty nose with a dash of honey and red and golden apple. Clean flavor with a semi dry and bittersweet apple flavor. Not shabby. Dry enough but not too crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
500ml can. Pours a nice amber color, fizzy head htat quickly dissipates. The smell is sweet apple, cidre vinegar, apple skin, some vanilla. Flavor is is sweet and like unfermented cidre upfront but the finish is crisp and dry. Nice fizzy carbonation, some vinous notes, not much yeast character. Decent cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"when youíre in the mood for fruit, but not really. in the mood for champagne, but not really. in the mood for a light white wine, but with carbonation. light apple, slightly musky, light and refreshing. tart and ever so slightly sweet. nice on a hot summer night."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Golden pour, no head. Smell is apple juice, wood, and a touch of band aid funk. Perhaps an old can? Taste is slightly funky, with some malty grainy flavor in addition to the obvious apple flavor along with a touch of oak flavor. Kind of dry as well with a tannin like quality. Thinnish body and light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Nice clear golden appearance. Aroma is light and mild, with some earthy, yeasty apple. Taste is a good mix of sweet and tart. Decent, but not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
500mL can thanks to Randy. Appearance: great sparkling golden yellow clear. Aroma: apple, light yeasty earthy. Palate: light body, dry finish, crisp tastes, average carbonation. Taste: light alcohol, great sweet start with a sweet molassesy finish that lingers a bit. Overall, very refreshing, good tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (871) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 23, 2014
500ml can. Pours a nice gold with a one inch white head that fades. Taste is of apples and wood. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a dry finish. Nice, but a little one noted.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Large can into lager glass, light ambery-golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of apple sweetness. Taste is not as sweet as expecting which is nice, tart, somewhat tannic, maybe the slightest hint of spice. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry, astringent with slight almost woody finish. Not really a cider drinker so I havenít had many but this is quite tasty, more tart and less sweet then the usual mass ciders Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1504) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2014
500 mL can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Golden orange pour with a few bubbles but virtually no head. Aroma of ripe red apple. Flavor is in perfect balance, not too tart and not too sweet, but unmistakably apples are the featured component. A very good example of a well done cider.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
happypapa (5) - santa rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Bought from bevmo,not a great aroma,golden yellow color pored into a pint glass from can,taste kind of ruined by the aluminum,dry,not to sweet. Overall a decent cider,my least favorite from the Crispin brand.


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